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Are You More Than Just a DJ?

January 20, 2019 by Michael Cordeiro
Remember when becoming a mobile disc jockey required a huge investment in music and gear? Not to mention paying an arm and a leg for a big ad in the local phone book. The extra money was great. Back then I'm not sure how many people really thought of being a DJ as an occupation. These days "everyone" is a DJ. Buy a controller and some speakers to hook up to your laptop and stream music through Spotify and Pandora or You Tube. Book a couple of gigs and now your a DJ. Easy right? That's all well and good if you are just in this as a side hustle. For those of us that have made this a career or want to become full time, more of a business mentality is n... [read more]
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Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Cumberland RI, USA (January 17, 2019) - Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of their new Prime 4, 4-Deck Standalone DJ system with 10-inch multi-touch/ gesture display, dual-zone output, pro-mixer section, powerful performance pads, dual mic channels and a 2.5-inch built-in SATA drive bay. https://youtu.be/Sk8uIIPwOCw   From Touchscreen to Mainstage Prime 4 features a glorious 10-inch multi-touch/gesture display for the most advanced DJ music library interaction experience available. DJ’s can touch, feel, move and play their music with the elegant swipe of a finger for the ultimate, technology driven tactile experience. Prime 4 will deliver that Mainstage experience to any DJ, and in any venue or gig scena... [read more]
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Four Top Tips for Filling Your Schedule

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
For those looking in from the outside, DJing has the same glamor and sense of otherness as acting or singing. There’s something fantastical about it, and it can often seem that those at the top of their game achieve success as if by magic. Of course, those actually employed in the industry know there’s a whole lot more going on behind the scenes. Success isn’t given, it’s earned, and, as in any profession, you really have to graft to get where you want to be. So, fancy learning how to fill up your diary and boost your bank balance? Then, here are four top tips from those in the know. Use your weekly downtime wisely  Although we understand that there are plenty of DJs who have a day job, there are also those who do it full time and, if you’re among them, we suggest making the most of your ... [read more]
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Avante Expands Achromic Series With Launch Of New AS8 Column PA System

January 19, 2019 by Mobile Beat
Following the success of the Achromic full range speakers, Avante is pleased to announce the expansion of its Achromic Series with the introduction of its new AS8. Offering an impressive output from a very compact column system, it is the ideal choice for live PA, musicians, and mobile entertainers looking for an extremely portable PA setup. The fully-featured and easy to setup system comprises an active 8-inch neodymium subwoofer enclosure alongside two column units. One is loaded with six precision-aligned 2.75” neodymium drivers while the other serves as a spacer to lift the speaker column up to optimal height. Both feature Avante’s new SAM (Secure A... [read more]
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Reviews Emergency (pt2) – Get More & Better Reviews

January 19, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A huge welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. Last week we've talked about the three possible service outcomes that may affect your reviews. In this post, we will see what we can do to avoid a bad review and help our business get more and better ones. STEP ONE: TEST THE WATERS Our first step after the wedding -no matter how well we think we did- is to get feedback from our clients, either by calling them or sending a small feedback/service evaluation form. If their feedback is not good, we have an excellent opportunity to fix things and make them right, before this ends up to our review... [read more]
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Sharing Is Caring Part 3

January 17, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we discussed ways to share your story more effectively, and you may have been introduced to DJ/MC Toastmasters online.  Now we’re going to chat further about how you share in your sales process.When sitting down with a prospective client in the meeting or the lengthy phone call do you just dive into your presentation, spouting facts and figures with a fancy powerpoint?  Or are you more conversational in approach? Do you just discuss them or do you discuss you?   The sales meeting and time leading up to it is just like dating.  Think about it. When you’re getting to know someone you want to know his o... [read more]
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DJ Tips in under a minute: bring sw and drivers on a separate flash drive.

January 17, 2019 by DJ Jay
DJ tips in under a minute. This is a flash drive. This has music for my event on it as well as on my main hard drive. My wedding last night, the photo booth operator couldn't start for an hour and 15 minutes, because the drivers wouldn't pick up from the printer to their laptop. So an hour and 15 minutes after they were supposed to start, they started. And I said, do you have the drivers? And they said, we have to download them from the Internet. If you use software, if you have drivers for your controller or players, put them on this, I have a control disk for Serato and Traktor on this. Even though I don't use Scratch Live, I have the tone. So if I went to a gig, somebody had forgot their CDs, at least I can plug this in, hopefully CDJs that link and I have a control tone. I also have a copy of ITCH on this... [read more]
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Review: The New American DJ MyDMX GO Lighting Control App

January 16, 2019 by Jordan Nelson
If you'd like to see a hands-on video review of MyDMX GO, click here. It's not often that I get so excited about a new DJ product that I make sure I have one in my hands within a week of its release, but when I first heard about the new MyDMX GO lighting control app from American DJ I knew that it was a game-changer. A DMX dongle that connects wirelessly to a tablet app is already making huge strides towards being the most convenient lighting control option for mobile DJs, but one that also requires ZERO programming to use? Even as someone who has written two books on lighting and DMX for DJs, this was something I needed to see for myself. I wa... [read more]
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The Last Time Mitch Taylor Taylored Sales

The Last Time Part 1

January 15, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
The Last Time Mitch Taylor Taylored SalesI recently got to be a part of an AMAZING wedding celebration for Kristi and Andrew.  This wasn’t the wedding of a fancy venue or elaborate décor and flowers. The wedding venue was her Father’s trucking garage where he does oil changes on his 18 wheeler.  Kristi and Andrew’s family and friends all pitched in and completely transformed the space, turning it into a beautiful setting for their reception. That’s impressive…but what was more impressive was the fact that they wanted to celebrate with Kristi’s Mom…who has cancer.  Unfortunately, Kristi’s Mom passed away just six ... [read more]
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Sharing Is Caring Part 2

January 10, 2019 by Mitch Taylor
Last week we talked about why sharing your story is important...this week we’ll begin to discuss how to do it effectively.  It’s imperative that you know HOW to SHARE your story effectively. Words are like balloons and the emotions that you want your audience to feel must be inserted via your intonation, cadence, tone and inflection.  If you are boring, using the same tone and same cadence throughout your audience will tire quickly and will tune you out. BOOM. One more person crossed OFF the list. Yet when you can use the basics of communication and speak educatedly with purpose and meaning…giving the words you choose d... [read more]
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Reviews Emergency (pt1)

January 10, 2019 by Christos Nikas
Hey Mr. DJ, A massive welcome and thanx for being here. You are amazing. It's this time of the year when our Facebook newsfeed turns yellow, and those cute little words start popping up. COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD! We all know that getting this badge is all about collecting good reviews yet so many WeddingWire listed professionals -all around the world-, have no reviews at all or struggle to collect them. I keep getting questions like: "I have requested them for a review. Why have they gone radio silence." "Everybody had fun, so why did I get  just a few words long review?" "Is it so hard to collect reviews?"... [read more]